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by cschleic
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video
Replies: 36
Views: 4102

Re: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video

Had no idea that Braniff had a large presence at BOS. Logan was just "down the road" from me when I was a kid back then. My Father flew Delta all the time from BOS but I never recall seeing Braniff's Orange monster at Logan when we would drop him off. What year was this, I am guessing 79-...

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by cschleic
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video
Replies: 36
Views: 4102

Re: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video

I recall seeing one of them in SEA. It was mostly silver with a stripe on it and Braniff slapped on.

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by cschleic
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7797

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

Interesting. Flightradar shows it approaching northern Russia. Bummer, the youtube feed is out because it's out of satellite range. But it's satellite so shouldn't it.....

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by cschleic
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19251

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

I'll admit that I generally prefer widebodies on TATL trips...easier overall lav access and, if you happen to be in biz class, it's roomier, although the 10-across 777 was tighter (width) than a narrowbody. But I suppose that many a.netters aren't old enough to remember that back in the old days of ...

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by cschleic
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4239

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

That's too bad. There's not much difference between the two airports with transportation connectivity to San Francisco itself.

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by cschleic
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14385

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

I hope in a thorough investigation and heavy fines if rules haven't been followed. I can't imagine battery banks while there are plugs everywhere nowadays in biz and even economy for some a/c. So what are travelers supposed to do on the other end...buy a new brick every time they arrive? For weekly...

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by cschleic
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12148

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

I’m pretty sure Airbus isn’t accepting anymore A330-200/300 orders… what I am sure of is Boeing isn’t taking anymore 757 and 767 orders so a lot of these aren’t going to happen.Unless you mean them leasing it. The OP means leasing or acquiring used frames because...that's what they have done recent...

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by cschleic
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 2148

Re: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another

Depending on routing, LAS to Spokane might pass over parts of southern Idaho or the small portion of Mountain time in eastern Oregon.

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by cschleic
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8254

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

I could sort of maybe understand this if there were an appreciable tourist market from the U.S. but there are a lot of closer beach destinations which also don't require entry visas (or pre-approval letters). I can see a potential connection with selling resort packages since that's the business of...

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by cschleic
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No flat bed on Norwegian
Replies: 13
Views: 3074

Re: No flat bed on Norwegian

Last week I happened to be going through OAK when three Norwegian 787s were at the gates. Definitely not the lie flat seat crowd.

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by cschleic
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 5858

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

Not meaning to make light of the tragedy which occurred and my heart goes out to the grieving families but, shouldn’t we ground all aircraft of this make and model until we can make sure all are safe. It is not different than the 737 MAX. Any loss of life is a tragedy and needs to be properly inves...

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by cschleic
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 682
Views: 86364

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

As reported in other threads, Allegiant is adding Redmond to LAS and IWA. With the new SY RDM-LAS routing (albeit seasonal), having 2 carriers to Las Vegas and 2 carriers to the Phoenix area (AA to PHX and G4 to IWA), we'll see how this goes. I wish Sun Country the best, but with seasonal service, ...

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by cschleic
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19147

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Jesus Christ. The fact that it's AC responsibility to check their aircraft and y'all still trying to blame her.... I don't think rational person would think like you two. It's too illogical. I don't think a rational person would believe this story. It's too illogical. Has AC denied it? Well, if eve...

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by cschleic
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123961

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/17/america ... uters.html
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Ishrion wrote:
crimsonchin wrote:
Miami wrote:
Wonder when AA’s announcement will come.


What is AA supposed to be ordering?


Rumored to be A321XLR


Reuters reporting could be up to 50.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/17/america ... uters.html

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by cschleic
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39327

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Since when does one need to post facts on A.net anymore? You’ve flown the 757, haven’t you B1? I’ve heard you have to pay extra attention to de-rotate it slowly and prevent the nose wheel from hitting hard. Basically, I heard you have to land a 757 twice. Is that correct? The 757 and 767 land just ...

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by cschleic
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4777

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

Didn’t we just have a thread on this? However, your title is better. The past thread was aircraft developed only for one airline. That isn’t quite correct. Not like the manufacturers build an airplane hoping that only one customer buys it. Sort of, yes. For the title, does the OP mean "Airline...

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by cschleic
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7583

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

Slightly off topic but I believe there are rules in the U.S. for general aviation aircraft for the size of the registration number so it's visible by ATC and perhaps other pilots. That can figure into the paint job. Older planes may be grandfathered.

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by cschleic
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10126

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

In the renderings in look as if it is a navy blue..it should be old glory blue to match the blue on the flag. I don't have a problem with him changing it. Congress already appropriated the money for the new planes and I think that's were their oversight ends. I believe any President can claim as Co...

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by cschleic
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10126

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Not as bad as I expected but awfully U.S. Airish. Or this, given the name (no surprise?), but without the flag.....



Overall though, don't fix (or break) what isn't broken. The current one is iconic and shouldn't change.

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by cschleic
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12247

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Hughes Airwest flight 4 (as an example). It's listed as Puerto Vallarta to Seattle with seven stops, listed like that in the timetable. An avgeek dream. The first stop isn't even listed...must have been in Mexico, then PHX - SJC - SFO - SMF - EUG - PDX - SEA. Talk about a milk run. Of course, it was...

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by cschleic
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6306

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

The temper tantrum Jetblue defenders are the funnest posts to read, yet they still don't fly across the pond but their road rash is coming. But the reality the award is a pay to play model, even Jimmy Kimmel has a JD Power Award. At least Jimmy Kimmel's shows have started on-time more often than my...

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by cschleic
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 8966

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

What if this would have happened shortly after take off, at low altitude? Can the door still be opened that easily? No, it cannot be opened. Cabin air pressure > outside pressure and the doors are of a plug type. As a result, the door cannot be rotated/lifted from its lock when the cabin is pressur...

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by cschleic
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6450

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

Seven flights a day Toronto-Atlanta should take the cake for distance. Actually, ATL-PWM is longer. 1100 miles vs 740, about 1/2 hour more in the air. In fact, OMA is further than Toronto. I think the reason is that Toronto is kinda due North from ATL, and is actually further South than much of Mic...

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by cschleic
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11720

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

And AS is selling connecting options through PAE to/from PDX...kind of interesting. I wouldn’t read too much into that. When fares are built a bunch of non-hub airports may be added as allowable connections in a fare. Alaska allows connections in STS for most fares, for example. I don’t know if Ala...

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by cschleic
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11720

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

PAEGEG would be great. What about PAEPSP? (Is that already served?) Not currently served, but that seems like a good bet if it's not GEG. I’m just thinking that with frequencies at PAE not as competitive as those at SEA, the biz routes like LAX might not be earning the revenue premium (pergaps cann...

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by cschleic
Fri May 31, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4375

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

I don’t understand why anyone is using paper boarding passes let alone “paper ticket” (boarding pass) holders. My kids don’t have cell phones and I like it that way. For multiple passengers, paper is tons easier. And when you have 4 or 8 boarding passes, jackets are actually helpful too. It was sil...

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by cschleic
Fri May 31, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 53
Views: 5707

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

Does the E-175 not have enough range? I wouldn’t fly an E-175 on that far of a flight. Are you being serious? The E-175 absolutely has enough range to fly LAX-PDX. In fact, Compass Airlines operates the flight multiple times daily as American Eagle and Delta Connection. I find the E-175's extremely...

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by cschleic
Tue May 28, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 8935

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

So many of these question posts seem to be from OPs who joined very recently. And this one has been discussed many times before....searching would provide an answer.

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by cschleic
Tue May 28, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 36
Views: 7675

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

Why does everyone keep saying "except SNA" when AirCal had no problem flying theirs in? This implies there's some kind of performance limitation for the -200s at the time, preventing them from operating there. AirCal's -200s were plane Jane versions. Southwest's weren't. There shouldn't h...

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by cschleic
Thu May 23, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilot's eyes burned by green laser light while flying into Orlando
Replies: 12
Views: 2348

Re: WestJet pilot's eyes burned by green laser light while flying into Orlando

Is the photo itself in a sim? No headphones, seatbelt or pilot's uniform.

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by cschleic
Tue May 21, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 7726

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

Wasn't the DC-10-40 developed for Northwest which specified P&W engines vs. the standard GE? Although at least one other airline ordered it after that.

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by cschleic
Mon May 20, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11709

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Sea-Tac's issue is gates (and constrained ramp areas) not runways. Recognizing this, instead of trying to develop an enormous amount of land somewhere, why not look to smaller pieces of land adjacent to SEA...such as across the street. Either would use eminent domain so focus on what's easier. Move ...

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by cschleic
Fri May 17, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8863

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Wow, a 744 from $3.5M - $8.9M. That would be mostly engine value meaning the airframe itself is worthless??

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by cschleic
Wed May 15, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian
Replies: 43
Views: 5992

Re: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian

As the captain of a British Airways flight I was on once announced as we pulled into the gate at Heathrow, "Thank you for flying British Airways. The safest part of your journey just ended." It's statistically true...you're much safer on the plane than getting to the airport. Enjoy your tr...

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by cschleic
Fri May 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 53
Views: 5707

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

As requested up-thread, PDEW figures for 3Q2018 (I believe the most recent figures posted by the DOT in Table 1A) are: PDX-FLL 74 PDX-MIA 54 PDX-PBI 21 As I've suggested many times, when sufficient traffic exists in the market, someone will start service. bb How do those compare to PDX - MCO which ...

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by cschleic
Wed May 08, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...
Replies: 33
Views: 4374

Re: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...

Another thread has discussed the new service. One issue mentioned, and I noticed it when I was there recently, is long lines at the unisex bathrooms when the terminal is crowded. Looking at the AS website, they sell various one-stop trips through PAE that might otherwise have SEA as the connection p...

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by cschleic
Sat May 04, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 233
Views: 34141

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

-The six unisex restrooms had a constant line of people. They really need more bathroom facilities. -The gate 2 area doesn’t have a whole lot of seating space when both gates 2A and 2B have flight departing. If AS or UA upgrade to larger planes, there wouldn’t be enough seating for everyone. Seems ...

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by cschleic
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10807

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

Aren't most are all of LAX - FLL Airbus, and LAX - IAD, too? Back in February, I flew on a 321 FLL - LAX. But, in general, seems that more and more Airbus are used north-south in the west. My last seven or eight AS flights, mostly north - south, have been Airbus.

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by cschleic
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of rear Engine T-Tails
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

Re: The Future of rear Engine T-Tails

T-Tails are history, they're not coming back. It's just more economical to build the engines under the wings. For T-Tails you need to build the rear of the airframe extra strong. It needs to carry the weight of the engines plus the thrust they provide in-flight. This would make the plane heavier. B...

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by cschleic
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC
Replies: 35
Views: 6162

Re: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC

Interesting with QF going to Phoenix vs. maybe Houston. Probably because it's an AA hub?

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by cschleic
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20572

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Overall, it's probably a plus since having the seat in front of me recline over the tray makes using a PC or other device difficult. And so many people seem to lean forward to use their computers or tablets anyway. And pet peeve of mine with a.net posts but can't help mentioning.... it's "lose&...

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by cschleic
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8730

Re: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018

3 - costs associated with Virgin Atlantic having specific “one-off” issues of their own to deal with (eg the B789 engine issues, having to use older less efficient aircraft, and incur the cost of leasing in replacement lift); and 4 - costs associated with capital investment (injection of funds into...

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by cschleic
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Srilankan aims to be the next 'Emirates'
Replies: 32
Views: 5433

Re: Srilankan aims to be the next 'Emirates'

Better news sources on the same event: http://www.colombopage.com/archive_19A/Apr04_1554393903CH.php https://economynext.com/New_SriLankan_Airlines_business_plan_focuses_on_routes,_fleet-3-13970.html Also, another maybe somewhat related news about the company's ownership: https://www.tamilguardian....

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by cschleic
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1955 LAX pic: underground walkway?
Replies: 9
Views: 2208

Re: 1955 LAX pic: underground walkway?

Great collection of photos. The planes, clothes, hair...blast from the past. And the Aeroflot IL-62. The scary part is....the ground level outside of the terminals doesn't look much different than it does today except for the upper roadway above it.

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by cschleic
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23339

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

Super80Fan wrote:
The slot violations is valid and Long Beach has every right to go after them.

The curfew violations are ridiculous and unconstitutional. Shame on big government for restricting free commerce.


So you're ok with government imposed slot restrictions but not curfew restrictions?

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by cschleic
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/7/2019:AA Further Trims JFK;D8 Suspends PVD-ORK/SNN.SNN-SWF;ET Moves ABJ from EWR to JFK;VC SFB-MOB>BFM
Replies: 71
Views: 11408

Re: OAG Changes 4/7/2019:AA Further Trims JFK;D8 Suspends PVD-ORK/SNN.SNN-SWF;ET Moves ABJ from EWR to JFK;VC SFB-MOB>BF

There’s a runway closure at JFK from May-November. Most carriers will reduce frequencies during that time as there simply isn’t enough runway capacity. I bet AA was first to volunteer in order to not lose slots. I don’t see much of this stuff coming back. enrilria - thank you for all your efforts. ...

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by cschleic
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to attempt relaunch as new company
Replies: 33
Views: 6734

Re: Wow Air to attempt relaunch as new company

sticking to the low cost airlines model, aka stop trying to connect people across Atlantic? No, just fewer N-American destinations and more of a balance between O&D and connections, a smaller and more uniform fleet (read: no stupid widebody acquisitions) and a more simple operation in terms of ...

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by cschleic
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34060

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Didn't LAWA masterfully eliminate the gate cap when they eliminated the project to move 6L/24R north? Something about more gates in the CTA area if they remove the west remote gates.. Can't look it up right now. Gate cap was removed in agreement with the community per the updated settlement plan. T...

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by cschleic
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34060

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

The funky designs will likely get more linear/angular. Also, they say walkway across sepulveda, but nothing about it being secure. Would have to be secure. Totally agree. While T-9 would have its own garage and roads, it will involve connecting UA flights so a secure connector goes without saying. ...

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by cschleic
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21332

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

Because many Americans (rightly) recognize it as a sub-standard experience (weather!) and won't put up with it. Just how quickly did AS order E75s and start jet-bridge loading (and parking Q400s) as soon as DL brought competition to SEA-regional routes? Although they use the "Horizon" gro...

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